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2019 Aston Martin DB11 AMR Coupe Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide


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Karan Harit Content Writer Updated on: October 30, 2019


The new DB11 when it was launched was already a sensational machine. Come 2019, Aston has discontinued the standard DB11 V12 is favor of the 2019 Aston Martin DB11 AMR. The AMR suffix comes from ‘Aston Martin Racing’ and think of it as a more hardcore version of the standard DB11.

Power has increased by 30 horsepower but there are more changes than a few more ponies. Tunings to the chassis and rear sub-frame, stiffer anti-roll bars and firmer engine mounts – all of which make the DB11 a much more nimbler and agile, giving it real sports car dynamics but still sticking strong to its GT roots.

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Pros

Jaw dropping looks

Stunning V12 engine

Sporty Handling for a GT car

Great flexibility for customization

Cons

Rear seats are quite cramped

The infotainment system is still not the best

Common driver aids and safety features are not offered

What's New?

The DB11 AMR has 30 more horses from the 5.2L, V12 engine

There are several tweaks to the chassis and the suspension to make it a better handler

New lime green accents all around the exterior and the interior to differentiate it from the V8 and previous V12


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$241000

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

passenger capacity

4

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

317 cu.in.

horsepower

630 hp @ 6500 rpm

torque

516 lbs.-ft @ 1500 rpm

transmission

8-speed shiftable automatic

chassis

frame type

monocoque

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

15.7/15.7

dimensions

wheelbase

110.4 in.

length

187 in.

width

76.8 in.

height

50.8 in.

curb weight

4134 lbs.

ground clearance

4 in.

capacity

passenger volume

36.9 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

3.6 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

15/17/21 mpg

highway range

430.5 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr. / 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr. / 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

36 months. / unlimited

corrosion warranty

10 yr. / Unlimited

roadside assistance

2 yr.


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Styles

 2019 Aston Martin DB11 AMR Coupe in Midnight Blue color  2019 Aston Martin DB11 AMR Coupe in Lunar White color  2019 Aston Martin DB11 AMR Coupe in Divine Red color  2019 Aston Martin DB11 AMR Coupe in China Grey color  2019 Aston Martin DB11 AMR Coupe in Arden Green color
Midnight Blue

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Ratings

Features

8.2

Engine And Performance

9.0

Fuel Economy

6.8

Interior

8.2

Exterior

8.5

Safety

7.0

Competition

8.0

Final Verdict

8.9

8.1

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Aston Martin DB11 AMR Coupe AMR

AMR

power
630 hp @ 6500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
17 combined

$241,000


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
2dr Coupe (5.2L 12cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $241,000 MSRP (15/17/21) 630 hp @ 6500 rpm, 5.2 L, V-12, premium unleaded (required)
8-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 4   Divine Red
  Diavolo Red
  Q Blush Pearl
  Q Golden Saffron
  Sea Storm
  Ultramarine Black
  Onyx Black
  Midnight Blue

Expert Review

8.1

Overall Rating


With a power bump for the already-impressive V12, the fastest DB11 is now even faster. Giving the driver 630 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque to play around with, the Aston Martin DB11 AMR is a truly sensational machine. Its weight is now even more aptly handled, improving the car's agility and acceleration even further. With an exclusive interior that is in equal parts snug and luxurious, the Aston Martin DB11 AMR does good enough to go against the likes of Bentley and Ferrari.

While Mercedes-Benz would supply a lot of parts, including the engine, for the DB11, it seems that they keep the best for themselves. With over 738 lb-ft of torque, the S 65 is a true contender to the Aston. At the other end of the spectrum lies the Bentley Continental GT. It is a pure luxury cruiser with a capacity for sports car-esque impression should your mood demand it. The Ferrari GTC4 Lusso is a pure thoroughbred racing machine, giving the AMR a run for its money in terms of performance.


8.2/10
Features

 

9.0/10
Engine and Performance

 

6.8/10
Fuel Economy

 

8.2/10
Interior

 

8.5/10
Exterior

 

7.0/10
Safety

 

8.0/10
Competition

 

8.9/10
Final Verdict

 

2019 Aston Martin DB11 AMR Coupe Features

8.2/10

The DB11 comes in two trims – the V8 and the V12 AMR. Both are equipped with the same technology and equipment except that the AMR gets various performance upgrades, a bigger engine, and some visual zing. A faster car doesn't necessarily sacrifice substantial comfort, so you still get a Grand Tourer with a more intense track day experience. Moreover, the sound of four more cylinders under the hood is welcome by any petrolhead.

Trim

DB11 V8

DB11 V12 AMR

MSRP

$198,995

$241,000

Key Features

Twin-Turbo V8 engine

All the features of the DB11 plus :

 

20-inch wheels

Twin-Turbo V12 engine

 

Adaptive suspension

Retuning to the chassis for three-stage adaptive dampers

 

Power-adjustable heated front seats

Firmer engine mounts

 

Keyless ignition and entry

Stiffer anti-roll bars at the rear

 

Leather upholstery

Retuning the rear suspension and sub-frame

 

Faux suede headliner

Darkened grille and headlamp surrounds

 

Dual-zone automatic climate control

Smoked tail light lenses

 

360-degree parking camera

Dark-chrome switchgear

 

Front and rear parking sensors.

Satin carbon fiber trim

 

8-inch infotainment display

Yellow accents on the exterior and the interior

 

Premium Aston Martin audio system

 
 

In-car Wi-Fi hotspot

 

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It’s a rather difficult choice because while the AMR is the absolute pinnacle of the DB11 range and has much more power than the V8, the latter being lighter has lots more dynamic advantages. The power band in the V8 is much more usable. If sheer horsepower, top speed, and exclusivity is your priority, go for the DB11 AMR. For everything else, the V8 would save you quite a bit of cash.

2019 Aston Martin DB11 AMR Coupe Engine and Performance

9.0/10

“The AMR is no brazen track-day warrior but rather a graceful tornado of style and speed, infused with just enough racing fumes for one-percenters to feel a bit more special for splurging on its top-dollar billing.” –Car and Driver

Engine and Transmission

The 5.2L turbocharged V12 now produces 30 more horses than before to bring the number to 630 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 516 lb-ft of torque from as low as 1,350 rpm. Put your foot down in any gear and you are rewarded with a relentless surge of power and torque, even at low revs. The power is available progressively all across the rev range and the throttle response is unbelievable. There is virtually no turbo lag and in Sport+ mode, the throttle pedal feels responsive to the point of being telepathic. There is no snarly high pitched sound of a V12 but a rich, sonorous burble with occasional pops and crackles.

The 8-speed ZF dual-clutch gearbox is amazing too. The gearbox has also received some tuning for the newly calibrated powertrain. The shifts are instantaneous and tight. The gear ratios are perfectly spaced and seem to be a perfect fit for this powertrain. The only flaw with the gearbox would be a rather jerky upshift in the Sport mode from the second gear to the third gear. The column-mounted shift paddles also feel amazing to tap on.

Models

Aston Martin DB11 AMR

Bentley Continental GT

Ferrari GTC4 Lusso

Mercedes-Benz AMG S65

MSRP

$244,086

$225,000

$298,000

$241,450

Engine

5.2L Bi-Turbo V12

6.0L W12 Twin-Turbo

6.3L V12

6.0L V12 Twin-Turbo

Transmission

8-Speed ZF Automatic

8-Speed Dual-Clutch Automatic

7-Speed Dual-Clutch Automatic

7-Speed Dual-Clutch Automatic

Horsepower

630 @ 6500 rpm

626 @ 6000 rpm

680 @ 8250 rpm

621 @ 4800rpm

Torque(lbs-ft)

516 @ 1500 rpm

664 @ 1350 rpm

514 @ 5750 rpm

738 @ 2300rpm

The other super GTs in competition with the DB11 AMR have quite relatively the same power outputs. The Ferrari GTC4 Lusso grants you 50 hp more. The transmissions are comparable for most cars, though the Aston's shift-by-wire control system grants it an advantage over its rivals. A carbon-fiber driveshaft helps with improved power delivery to the rear wheels as well.

Acceleration

With an AMR badge on the back of it, you would expect an absolute joy from the DB11 once you throttle up. And boy, does it deliver. The distinction between the V8 and the V12 is apparent from the get-go. The DB11 AMR flaunts its demeanor without any shame, like the roar from under the hood would let you believe. The car hits 60 mph from naught in 3.5 seconds. With the sports-tuned suspension and an upgraded chassis, the experience is even more breathtaking.

Models

Aston Martin DB11 AMR

Bentley Continental GT

Ferrari GTC4 Lusso

Mercedes-Benz AMG S65

0-60 MPH

3.5 sec

3.6 sec

3.2 sec

4.0 sec

Quarter mile

11.5 sec

11.8 sec

11.4 sec

12.5 sec

Engine

5.2L Bi-Turbo V12

6.0L W12 Twin-Turbo

6.3L V12

6.0L V12 Twin-Turbo

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

12.05

12.81

15.72

14.79

The Ferrari is the only one that exceeds the Aston's performance, and not by a wide margin. It barely beats it in a quarter-mile drag race, though its naturally-aspirated V12 offers a better adrenaline rush at the press of the pedal. The Merc is the slowest of the lot, with a comparatively sluggish 4.0-second 0-60 time. That is not a surprise since it has a lot of bulk to carry around and an inferior transmission.

Braking

The DB11 AMR just takes 102 ft to come to a dead stop from 60 mph which is very impressive in this segment. It is also the lightest vehicle of the lot, which largely benefits it. The brake pedal is nicely firm and with a progressive movement that provides a very good amount of bite. The car remains predictable and stable even under hard braking.

Model

Aston Martin DB11 AMR

Bentley Continental GT

Ferrari GTC4 Lusso

Mercedes-Benz AMG S65

Brake Front (in.)

15.7

16.5

15.6

15.4

Brake Rear (in.)

14.2

15.0

14.2

14.2

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4134

4947

4232

4817

60-0 MPH (ft.)

102

105

104

109

Other performance coupes in this segment simply fail to match the braking performance of the Aston Martin DB11 AMR. It even exceeds the Ferrari GTC4 Lusso due to its bigger brakes. The Bentley and AMG S 65 don't stand a chance because of their massive chassis.

Ride and Handling

The DB11 AMR is a very versatile GT car. In combines the leisure of grand touring with the adequate amount of sportiness to make for a perfect car anybody would even want. There are three driving modes – GT, Sports, and Sports+. In its GT mode, the car is as comfortable as a luxury car and it would soak up bumps and potholes really well. You would easily munch on miles endlessly with utmost comfort.

It is the Sport+ mode where the DB11 AMR becomes aggressive. Too aggressive, perhaps. The throttle response, gearshifts, and suspension are all tuned for sporty handling. You’d be surprised at the sportiness of the AMR which was a GT just a few moments back. However, even in its harshest setting, it’s still not savage enough to be undrivable on city streets.

The body is extremely well balanced and the car sticks to the road amazingly. The AMR has been specifically calibrated to optimize handling with firmer engine mounts, stiffer anti-roll bars, and rear suspension, chassis, and sub-frame. All this comes together beautifully to make the DB11 an amazing handler and certainly much better than before. The steering is sharp and precise, adequately weighted and you always go where you point the car too. It carves out its corners with great ease with great feedback from the road as well.

2019 Aston Martin DB11 AMR Coupe Fuel Economy

6.8/10

The Aston Martin DB11 has quite a respectable fuel economy for such a powerful car. It returns 17 miles to the gallon combined, which grants it a decent range. More than enough than what you would require for a regular weekend drive trip. The decent capacity of the fuel tank means that even if you take this marvelous machine out on the track, you don't need to refuel after a few laps of burning rubber.

Model

Aston Martin DB11 AMR

Bentley Continental GT

Ferrari GTC4 Lusso

Mercedes-Benz AMG S65

MPG (city)

15

15

11

13

MPG (highway)

21

24

17

22

MPG (combined)

17

18

14

16

Tank Capacity (gal)

20.5

24

24

21.1

The Bentley's W12 engine works best in its favor. Even with so much power running through all its wheels, it still retains 24 mpg on the highway. A bigger fuel tank helps with increasing the range further. The other coupes are just too thirsty due to a massive engine.

2019 Aston Martin DB11 AMR Coupe Interior

8.2/10

“With flowing lines and elegant materials, the DB11’s cabin is a highly customizable, inviting space that aligns with its lofty price and persona.” –Kelley Blue Book

Seating and Comfort

Your thrones in the AMR are really amazing. Very well sculpted, they hold you well when you are cornering at high speeds. They are heated and cooled and in the AMR, the lime green strip continues on the seats and adds some zing to the interior. However, the rear seats are quite cramped and no adult would fit there comfortably. It is best suited for children or luggage overflow.

Aston's interiors have come a long way from their last generation and the new generation interior was introduced with the DB11. The same interiors continue with the AMR and its special like you would expect in a luxury grand tourer. The instrument console has also changed completely. It’s a completely digital unit with a physical outline for the main circular screen and it looks quite cool indeed. The screens are very configurable and the flat bottomed steering wheel with cool buttons and wrapped in Alcantara feels really nice to hold. There’s plenty of use of leather all around the car and it really feels special like an Aston should feel.

Model

Aston Martin DB11 AMR

Bentley Continental GT

Ferrari GTC4 Lusso

Mercedes-Benz AMG S65

Passenger capacity

4

4

4

4

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

 

40.1/53.6/41.9

N/A

40/57/41.4

Weight Distribution(F/R)

51/49

 

 

 

Infotainment

Aston Martin sources the infotainment system from Mercedes but it’s the last generation that feels a little dated now. The system is not as fast to respond but it’s otherwise quite intuitive. Graphics do a lot better. You operate the system with the familiar rotary dial and trackpad from Mercedes. It supports pinch and zoom gestures and is great for operation when keeping your eyes on the road.

Some other infotainment features include:

  • Bluetooth Audio Streaming
  • AUX cable input
  • AM/FM/HD Radio
  • USB Connectivity
  • Aston Martin Premium Audio System
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Proximity Sensing Keyless Entry

Cargo Volume

The 2019 Aston Martin DB11 AMR has a boot that offers 10 cubic feet of cargo. While it may not be enough to hold many large suitcases, it is big enough to carry plenty of essentials. The trunk is remotely operated and its low down design makes its easier to load in luggage. Even so, it offers less storage space in the back than most other performance coupes in this segment. Don't expect much in the cabin either. You can opt for a Bentley or Merc in that case.

Model

Aston Martin DB11 AMR

Bentley Continental GT

Ferrari GTC4 Lusso

Mercedes-Benz AMG S65

Cargo capacity(cubic feet)

10.1

12.6

15.88

14.1

Interior Features

  • Strathmore leather monotone interior
  • Alcantara headlining
  • Black leather steering wheel
  • Memory front seats and exterior mirrors (three memory positions)
  • Heated front and seats
  • Warm Charcoal seatbelts
  • Automatic temperature control with dual-zone climate control

2019 Aston Martin DB11 AMR Coupe Exterior

8.5/10

“The smooth integration of the car’s broad haunches (very One-77), gently tapering turret (optional exposed carbon) and flowing bonnet is masterful and fresh.” –Cars Guide

Design and Styling

The DB11 AMR does not look much different visually from the standard DB11 V12. But one has to admit that the DB11 AMR is a stunning looker. Perfectly proportionate and lots of muscles with a great amount of poise – that’s what describes the AMR. The front is not busy like many other sports cars but just the wide gaping grille dominates the face. There are few scoops on the hood and the AMR now gets lime green stripes on the hood.

When you move over to the sides, you realize the stunning proportions of the car. A bonnet that extends towards the horizon and a short rear overhang give the AMR an amazing silhouette. Little details like the fender scoops, side pods and air scoops in the rear quarter panel are designed to maximize aero-efficiency for this otherwise smoothly flowing curves on the body of the car.

The rear quarter is probably the most attractive angle of the AMR. The sloping roofline coming to make the short rear overhang and the extremely stylish LED tail lamps put together a piece of sheer automotive art. The AMR gets a larger diffuser and the exhausts are painted in black which look quite stealthy. Exclusive to the AMR is a lime green accent around the entire car from the front splitter, side skirts and the rear diffuser which provide an amazing contrast. However, this car is more about its curves and how beautifully the muscles have been carved out, particularly over the rear haunches.

Dimensions and Weight

Model

Aston Martin DB11 AMR coupe

Bentley Continental GT coupe

Ferrari GTC4 Lusso coupe

Mercedes S65 AMG coupe

Curb weight (lbs.)

4134

4947

4232

4817

Length(in)

187.0

190.9

193.7

198.9

Width(in)

76.8

77.4

77.9

75.3

Height(in)

50.8

55.3

54.4

56

Wheelbase (in)

110.4

112.2

117.1

115.9

Track width (in) F/R

N/A

65.8/65.5

65.9/65.6

64.1/64.7

In comparison to its rivals, the Aston Martin DB11 AMR is actually the smallest car. It’s not that Aston is small but the other cars are just bigger for a performance coupe. The Mercedes S65 AMG is the longest whereas the Ferrari GTC4Lusso is the widest. With all its muscles, the Aston is still a very wide car that it would not fit on a single lane of a B-road. Moreover, DB11's weight largely contributes to its sporty nature.

Exterior Features

  • Extruded bonded aluminum body structure
  • All aluminum door structures
  • LED headlamps with integrated daytime running, sidelights and cornering lights
  • LED light blade tail-lamps
  • Deployable spoiler with Aston Martin Aeroblade system
  • One-piece clamshell with cinching latches
  • Curlicue aero feature in the front wing
  • 20-inch alloy wheels
  • Lime green Accent all around the car
  • Front Carbon Fiber Splitter
  • Rear Carbon Fiber Diffuser

2019 Aston Martin DB11 AMR Coupe Safety

7.0/10

The Aston Martin DB11 does not come loaded with lots of advanced safety features like we have become used to in most contemporary cars. Still, you may find many systems in place that lend you a firm grasp over the car's astounding handling. There are no safety scores from the NHTSA or the IIHS, and there are not likely to be in the foreseeable future. That doesn't need to be a deal-breaker, though, as the carbon-fiber and aluminum chassis is well up to par to protect the occupants in case of a crash.

Safety Features

  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • 360-degree birds-eye camera
  • Cruise control & speed limiter
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Electrically adjustable front seats with side airbags
  • Dual-stage driver and passenger front airbags
  • Curtain side and knee head airbags
  • Pelvis and Thorax seat mounted airbags

2019 Aston Martin DB11 AMR Coupe Competition

8.0/10

Aston Martin DB11 AMR vs Bentley Continental GT

Both the Bentley and the Aston are exceptional machines that have great driving dynamics but are still somewhat different in character. While the Continental GT is more focused on luxury, the Aston prioritizes performance. Very close on paper, the Aston just manages to be a little more sporty than the Continental GT whereas the latter sticks strong to its GT roots. While the Aston has still amazing interiors, there’s no matching the craftsmanship in the Bentley. Looks are a subjective matter and both cars look stunningly awesome. In the end, a choice between these cars comes down to your priority. If its performance, it’s the DB11 AMR. If its luxury and grand touring you're looking for, the Continental GT is the better pick.

Aston Martin DB11 AMR vs Ferrari GTC4Lusso

The GTC4Lusso is also different from the Continental GT on the same lines as the DB11 AMR. There is no matching the performance and handling of the Ferrari. On paper, it has 50 more horses and is the quickest car as well. The looks of the GTC4Lusso may be quite polarizing, and on that front, the Aston is certainly the better looker. Ferrari has more pleasing interiors. It’s simple but still well packed with tech and feels rich. However, there’s no beating the craftsmanship of the folks over at Gaydon. If you're looking for the perfect match between a Grand Tourer and a track performance menace, the DB11 AMR is the right choice.

Aston Martin DB11 AMR vs Mercedes-Benz AMG S65

The S65 took the luxury of the S-class, put a big burly AMG V12 engine in it and thus was born perhaps the most luxurious sports coupe you can buy. It’s not essentially a GT car but a full-fledged sports coupe with tons of luxury as a bonus. The DB11, on the other hand, was bred as a Grand Tourer with great sports car dynamics, even in the face of the S65 AMG. There’s no beating the Mercedes in terms of technology and equipment but the DB11 is the better looker of the two with great proportions. The Aston is a little more expensive than the S65 AMG and, while it does not have all the technology or the luxury quotient as the S65 AMG, it promises better driving dynamics and better performance too and is every bit worth the little premium over the S65 AMG.

2019 Aston Martin DB11 AMR Coupe Final Verdict

8.9/10

Aston has done an amazing job with the DB11 AMR. The differences between the standard DB11 and AMR are remarkable and Aston just keeps getting better and better with every model they introduce in the DB11 range. Style, performance and luxury, this Aston has it all in leaps and bounds.

The question is whether this is the sweetest DB11 in its range and if it’s worth the money. The answer is certainly positive. While the DB11 V8 is a bargain for the performance it packs and would be the most sensible buy, the DB11 AMR is a sensational machine that upholds grand touring with its gorgeous V12 engine and is worth every penny of it.

2019 Aston Martin DB11 AMR Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)

How fast is the Aston Martin DB11 AMR?

The 2019 Aston Martin DB11 AMR Coupe is capable of a 0-60 time of 3.5 seconds and a quarter-mile run of 11.5 seconds. The top speed of the car is 208 mph.

What does the 'AMR' stand for?

'AMR' is an abbreviation for 'Aston Martin Racing'. It is Aston's own wing of high-performance modifications that grant this treatment only to a few vehicles in the lineup. Therefore, it is often the fastest and meanest cars that earn this badge.

How much does it cost to insure an Aston Martin?

With an MSRP of $241,000, the Aston Martin DB11 AMR is quite an expensive car to insure. The average annual premium of insurance in the United States comes out to be $3,011, which is nearly double of that of a Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R.

Where is the Aston Martin DB11 manufactured?

All variants of DB11 are manufactured at the headquarters and main production site of Aston Martin in Gaydon, Warwickshire, England.